Mary Brienza, Kathryn Markey and Leenya Rideout are so engrossed in their characters that it’s sometimes hard to know where the talented actor-musicians end and their country and western characters begin. It’s as if these three have been performing together as the sister trio “The Chalks” their entire lives. They’ve now set their sights on Atlanta for a hilarious musical holiday production on the Hertz Stage – Holidays with The Chalks November 30 to December 23, 2012.
Judeen, Judelle and Belva Chalk have spent a triple lifetime crisscrossing the USA singing the honky tonk harmonies that made them famous. But when Tubby’s Bar and Grill goes up in flames after a particularly rowdy show, the Chalk sisters find themselves on 90 days of bus arrest in the parking lot. If Judelle stays sober, Belva stays dressed and Judeen stays one step ahead of the law, they just may get the tour bus rolling again in time for Christmas. But whatever happens, fans are in for a raucous evening of original music, irreverent comedy, and free baked goods. Some lucky fans may even find themselves onstage.
The musical precision of tight three part harmonies combines with the combustible nature of family dysfunction to create an evening where anything might happen. Holidays with The Chalks is a gift to anyone who loves country, loves spangles, and loves a boot stompin’ good time.
Writing all their own songs, The Chalks offer country-music spoofing at its finest. Making their Atlanta debut, The Chalks will transform the Hertz stage into a classic honky tonk.
“It seemed like high time Atlanta got Chalk-ed, and I am delighted to be able to introduce Judeen, Judelle and Belva Chalk to Atlanta this December,” said Alliance Theatre Artistic Director Susan V. Booth. “This trio’s got big hair, big dreams, and a complicated enough back-story that only country western music could tell it right. And for my money, nothing says happy holidays quite like eggnog served in a cowboy boot.”
Performances are Tuesday through Thursday at 7:30 p.m., Fridays at 8 p.m., Saturdays at 2:30 p.m. and 8 p.m., and Sundays at 2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., November 30 – December 23, 2012, on the Hertz Stage.
Tickets start at $25 and are available at The Woodruff Arts Center Box Office in person or by calling 404-733-5000. Tickets are also available online at alliancetheatre.org/chalks. Discount rates for groups of 10 or more are available by calling 404-733-4690. Discount rates are also available for members of the military, seniors and students. The Alliance Theatre is located at The Woodruff Arts Center, 1280 Peachtree Street, at the corner of Peachtree and 15th Street, in Midtown Atlanta.
PLAY AFTER WORK – HOLIDAYS WITH THE CHALKS
Tuesday, December 4, 2012
Happy Hour at TAP at 6 p.m.
Holidays with the Chalks on the Hertz Stage at 7:30 p.m.
Start the party before you even get into the theatre! Enjoy light snacks and beverages at the famous TAP gastropub before you head across the street to the Hertz Stage for the 7:30pm performance of Holidays with The Chalks.
Tickets are $30 and include party at TAP and ticket to Holidays with The Chalks. To purchase tickets call the box office at 404-733-5000 or visit alliancetheatre.org/chalks and use promo code PAW30.
One Day Sale for Holiday Shows at the Alliance Theatre
On October 23 only, buy one ticket for Holidays with The Chalks or A Christmas Carol and get one ticket 50% off when you use promo code ONEDAYSALE!* Tickets may be purchased online at alliancetheatre.org/onedaysale; or via the box office in person or by calling 404-733-5000.
*Valid for select performances and sections only. Not available for previously purchased tickets.
College students may purchase $10 tickets for all shows on the day of the performance by showing their student ID at the Woodruff Arts Center Box Office.
Holidays with the Chalks is part of the Turner Series on the Hertz Stage.
Additional Sponsors: Holidays with the Chalks is sponsored by The Coca-Cola Company, Delta Air Lines – Official Airline of the Alliance Theatre; Marriott
Residence Inn – Official Hotel of the Alliance Theatre; and The Home Depot – Set Construction Sponsor of the Alliance Theatre.
This production of Holidays with the Chalks is also made possible with grants from the City of Atlanta Office of Cultural Affairs, the Fulton County Arts Council, the Georgia Council for the Arts, and the National Endowment for the Arts.